Viewing by month: February 2012
Many people will come to a point in their lives where they would like to downsize from their current home to a smaller residence. Whether this is because children have moved out, or you would prefer a change of scene, downsizing is quite common and can offer property owners a fresh start and convenience. ...Read complete post
The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently released its Housing Finance data for December 2011. The data showed that the total value of dwelling commitments, excluding alterations and additions, rose 3.8 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms in December 2011 as compared with November 2011. Read complete post
Weather conditions have certainly been strange this summer. In Sydney, for example, it has become hard to go outside even on a sunny day without expecting some kind of rainfall.
For property owners, these inclement conditions may result in increased wear and tear on your property. There are however a few considerations that may help you to ease the impact of such inconvenient weather on your home.
These can include:
• Ensure seals are in place. Ensure your...Read complete post
Moving house can be an exciting period, yet also has the potential to be a time-consuming and emotionally draining experience. However, by preparing in advance and being organised you can make sure that come moving day, the process is efficient and as stress free as possible.
Start planning early
Well before the date of your move make a point of going through your possessions and deciding which will be taken with you and which you will dispose of, and the means of doing so. ...Read complete post
Research firm IBISWorld recently released a report containing insights into who we, as Australians, are today, and who we will be in 2025 – including where we may be set to live.
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In a decision that may have surprised many people, both market experts and borrowers alike, at its meeting last week the Reserve Bank of Australia elected to leave the official cash rate on hold at 4.25 per cent.
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For Australians in many locations across the country, the summer months present the risk of bush fires and thus the threat of injury and damage to property. For residents of such areas, it is very important to prepare for bushfires and to take action to reduce the associated risks.
One of the best ways to plan for the occurrence of a bush fire and to ensure the safety of you and your family is to put together a Bush Fire Survival Plan; the resources for doing so are...Read complete post
It may be that purchasing conditions for prospective residential property buyers could be set to improve, despite the Reserve Bank of Australia electing to keep interest rates on hold this week.
Charles Tarbey, Chairman and Owner of Century 21 Australia, said that the conditions we are seeing at present are helping to create a window of opportunity for those home buyers and investors who are in a financial position to buy and who have sought the appropriate...Read complete post